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You know who I am, former IMF chief told maid

Last updated on: May 24, 2011 18:34 IST

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'Don't you know who I am!' is what former International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn told the hotel maid while pinning her down during the alleged sexual assault on her, according to a media report on Tuesday.

Meanwhile, another report from New York stated that American investigators found traces of semen from former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn on the cloths of the hotel maid who accused him of sexual assault.

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Image: Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn gestures during his bail hearing.
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Don't you know who I am! Don't you know who I am?" he told the 32-year-old maid, law enforcement officials told FOX News.

Sources told FOX News that the immigrant from Guinea repeatedly told him, "Please, please stop. No!" and that she couldn't afford to lose her job.

"Please stop. I need my job, I can't lose my job, don't do this. I will lose my job. Please, please stop! Please stop!" she pleaded, according to law enforcement sources.

Strauss-Kahn allegedly responded: "No, baby. Don't worry, you're not going to lose your job. Please, baby, don't worry. . . don't you know who I am? Don't you know who I am?"

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In the meantime, the Wall Street Journal reported quoting law-enforcement officials, "Tests matched a DNA sample submitted by Strauss-Kahn and semen found on the shirt of the hotel maid."

Strauss-Kahn was submitted to DNA test after he was arrested and indicted on seven counts last week for sexual assault and attempted rape.

He was taken into custody minutes before his Air France flight was about to depart for Paris.

After the alleged assault by Strauss-Kahn on May 14, the maid was found by hotel staffers crouching in the hall, the paper reported quoting eyewitnesses.

She was 'quite upset' and 'had to be consoled.'

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Soon, 62 years old, Kahn walked out of his hotel room, down the hallway and into the elevator, they said.

Kahn left Rikers Island prison after paying $6 million in bail. He has been put under house arrest and has to wear an electronic monitoring device.

He denies wrongdoing. In an email to IMF staffers, procured by CNN, Kahn who was forced to resign from his position, expressed his frustration over his predicament.

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"I deny in the strongest possible terms the allegations which I now face; I am confident that the truth will come out and I will be exonerated," he said.

Meanwhile, Strauss-Kahn is looking for a place to stay. After the posh Bristol Plaza turned him down last week, he found refuge in the Empire building in Lower Manhattan near Ground Zero, and reportedly here too, he has been asked to leave by Tuesday.


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